2012 NFL power rankings: Patriots hold steady in polls

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Despite a last second loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots largely experienced minimal movement in the polls.

The New England Patriots largely remained in place in the power ranking polls despite a last second loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. Both, SB Nation and NFL.com kept the team in place at the No. 7 position heading into Week 4 despite consecutive losses.

ESPN's power poll was less kind to reigning AFC champions as they dropped the team three spots to the No. 8 ranking this week, citing that the club has a losing record for the first time since 2003. Here's what SB Nation's Joel Thorman had to say about his ranking:

So how low do you drop New England for losing to my third-ranked team? Call me stubborn but I'm keeping them here pending next week's game in Buffalo.

For a complete look at SB Nation's power ranking poll, click here.

For more on the Patriots, please be sure to check out our blogs Pats Pulpit and SB Nation Boston.

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